Survey Shows Differing Concerns for First-Time vs. Repeat Homebuyers

Survey Shows Differing Concerns for First-Time vs. Repeat HomebuyersAccording to a recent survey by Ojo Labs of 200 homebuyers, both first-time and repeat homebuyers have their share of fears when it comes to navigating the mortgage process. That said, each group appears to have differing concerns as they shop today’s market.

First-time buyers are mostly concerned about leaving better options on the table when deciding on a home, while also worrying about their ability to afford monthly mortgage payments. In contrast, the top concerns for repeat buyers are the rising home prices and shrinking inventory that continue to increase competition.

On a scale of 0-100, Ojo Labs found that the average overall fear-level for first-time homebuyers was at 52.9 versus only 50.7 for repeat homebuyers.

For more information and additional metrics, check out Ojo Labs’ report.

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